RBI Grade B Notification, Exam Date, Apply Online

The Reserve Bank of India, every year releases a notification for Grade B officers exam. The official notification for the exam was released in April 2019. The applications for registrations will be open in May 2019.

The RBI Grade B officer exam is divided into two phases. The first phase or the Prelims will be held in mid June 2019. The RBI will release a notification that will consist of all the exam dates and the number of vacancies.

RBI Grade B 2019 Notification

Around 200 vacancies are expected out of RBI grade B officers’ posts. The exam date and the venue details will soon be published on RBI’s official website.

The RBI official website will release the notification for certain posts. These posts are: Grade B (general), Grade B (DSIM), Grade B (DEPR). For each posts, there are different eligibility criteria set by the bank.

RBI Grade B Application form

The interested candidates can now fill in the application for the RBI Grade B examination. The application forms for the examination will be available till the end/mid of May 2019. The candidates are required to fill in the complete forms with appropriate information.

After successful registration, the candidates are requested to preserve the application details. The application details, including the registration ID and the password will be later utilized. It will be utilized to download the admit card and check the result.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age limit
  • Minimum Age – 21 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years

Age relaxation

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) – 3 years
  • PWD – 10 years
  • PwD (OBC)  – 13 years.
  1. Educational qualifications

In accordance to the RBI Grade B recruitment process educational qualification will differ in different posts.

Grade B officers (General):

A minimum of 60% of marks in bachelor’s degree. And, an equivalent percentage in 12th standard or any Diploma. The minimum qualifying percentage will be an aggregate of all these marks.

Grade B officers (DEPR):

  • A Master’s Degree in Economics / Econometric / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognized Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
  • (Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 year and 4 years respectively.)

Grade B officers (DSIM):

  • A Master’s Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometric/ Statistics & Bioinformatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ Applied Statistics & Information from IIT-Bombay (OR)
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an institute of repute (OR)
  • M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute (OR)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta

RBI Grade B Admit Card

The candidates whose applications are accepted by the RBI can recieve their admit card. An admit card is necessary to sit through an examination. And, it is necessary that the examination authority, that is RBI, accepts your application.

The admit card for the exam will be available online on RBI’s official website. Admit card can be downloaded for each phase of the examination.

The admit card will be available 10 days before the exam. The candidates are advised to get their admit card beforehand. Preserving the admit card for future usage is very important.

RBI Grade B Exam Dates

RBI Grade B 2019Dates
Release of RBI Grade B 2019 NotificationApril 2019
RBI Grade B 2018 online registration datesApril 2019
Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2019 Phase IMay 2019
RBI Grade B exam date for Phase 1June 2019
RBI Grade B ResultJune 2019
Admit Card for RBI Grade B 2019 Phase IJuly 2019
RBI Grade B exam date for Phase 2July 2019
RBI Grade B Result for Phase IIAugust 2019
RBI Grade B 2019 Interview DateAugust 2019
Declaration of Final ResultsSeptember 2019

RBI Grade B syllabus for Phase I and II

Phase I

The phase I examination, that is also the Prelims exam consist of 4 modules. These well known 4 modules are divided into 200 marks. These 4 are: English, General knowledge, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning.

This is the exam pattern:

Subject     QsMarksTime
General Awareness8080
Reasoning6060
English Language30302 hours
Quantitative Aptitude3030
TOTAL2002002 hours

Phase II

The RBI phase II examination is divided into three papers. Two are compulsory and one of them is optional.

  • Paper I: Economic and Social Issues (objective test)
  • II – English Writing Skills (descriptive test = typing on computer)
  • III – Finance and Management (objective test and optional paper)

This is the exam pattern of Phase 2:

Name of PaperTypeMarksTime
Paper-I: Economic & Social IssuesObjective10090
Paper II: English Writing SkillsDescriptive10090
Paper-III:Optional SubjectObjective10090

RBI Grade B Exam 2019 Result

The RBI Grade B recruitment is divided into three parts: Phase I, Phase II and the interview. The Prelims that will take place in June 2019, its result will come in July 2019.

The mains exam will be held in the same month. The result for mains will be declared in August 2018. The final result of the RBI Grade B recruitment will be announced in September 2019.

This final result will conclude of a merit list, carrying the names of the shortlisted candidates. The merit list will consist the scores from all three stages.

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